Six Indian Americans win Technology Review awards


Image: Prithwish Babu of BBN technologies

Prithwish Babu of BBN technologies and five other Indian-Americans are among 35 young scientists who will be honoured by the prestigious Technology Review journal of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for innovations and research that are found to be "most promising and exciting".

The five others who have been honoured with the award are: Ram Krishnamurthy of Intel, Ashok Maliakal of Lucent Technologies' Bell Laboratories, Anand Raghunathan of NEC Laboratories America, Jay Shendure of Harvard Medical School and Sumeet Singh of Cisco Systems Inc.

Indian-Americans comprise just under one per cent of the country's population, but their contribution to innovative technology is 12-17 per cent, according to the Technology Review (TR) magazine.

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